Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reiterated that the US turning to Dispute Resolution Mechanism in 2231 has no legal base.
Zarif made the remarks after the former US national security advisor John Bolton wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal on the White House decision to activate the snapback mechanism against Iran.
Bolton said, "The agreement’s backers argue that Washington, having withdrawn from the deal, has no standing to invoke its provisions. They’re right. It’s too cute by half to say we’re in the nuclear deal for purposes we want but not for those we don’t."
"That alone is sufficient reason not to trigger the snapback process. Why afford any American legitimacy to this misbegotten creature? Further, the U.N. Charter allows no vetoes to decide “procedural” questions, and that is how between nine and 13 members may categorize, and thereby stymie, Mr. Trump’s ploy."
"Snapback" is terminology in the context of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The UNSCR 2231 made the context of the JCPOA into law. The United States withdrew from the JCPOA in 2018 violating the Security Council Resolution 2231 and the International Law.